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Cindy K.

Altadena, CA

$60/hour

Ivy League English, composition, comprehension, and editing specialist

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 143 ratings
Knowledgeable, Judicious and Professional!
— Elena, Montebello, CA on 12/7/17

$60/Hour


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University of California at Santa Barbara
English and German
Harvard
J.D.

Education

University of California at Santa Barbara (English and German)

Harvard (J.D.)

About Cindy

I have earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where I was an editor of the International Law Journal, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I graduated with Distinction in the Major, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, and valedictorian of the School of Arts and Humanities. I have extensive experience in journalism and composing in-depth research papers. My specialty and passion is writing!

Throughout my career, I have continually been drawn to teaching, tutoring, and mentoring. I genuinely enjoy helping students, whether they are applying to schools, preparing for tests, needing remediation, or desiring to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. I have tutored and edited for college and graduate school students, professional writers, and academics, as well as elementary school children and illiterate adult students. Each student requires both an intuitive understanding of the learner's difficulties and the application of different strategies, techniques, subject matter knowledge, and sensitivities.

Specifically, I have been an EFL and Disabled Students Program tutor at UCSB, a literacy tutor at a refugee center in Germany, and a private editor for S.J.D. and Ph.D. candidates and fellow writers. I am eager to share my love of learning with you as you achieve your goals. I believe my unique academic, professional, and international experiences can be an asset to you.

My approach is to target the student's immediate problem, but also to teach lifelong academic skills so that he or she will not be forever dependent on a tutor or editor. Particularly in language arts, there are no quick fixes. I can help students achieve that confidence that comes from competence and understanding.

If you would like me to be your tutor, we can meet at a mutually agreed location, and I require 24 hours notice of cancellations.

I am looking forward to working with you!
I have earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where I was an editor of the International Law Journal, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I graduated with Distinction in the Major, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, and valedictorian of the School of Arts and Humanities. I have extensive Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Altadena, CA 91001
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, Judicious and Professional!"

- Elena, Montebello, CA on 12/7/17

"Very patient"

- Greg, Tujunga, CA on 10/10/17

"A master of her craft"

- Besher, Walnut, CA on 8/2/17

"Kind and enthusiastic tutor"

- Ellie, Altadena, CA on 1/12/16

"Great teacher! Great advice!"

- Charles, Arcadia, CA on 10/12/15

"Go Cindy!"

- Stephanie, Los Angeles, CA on 9/7/15

"An excellent tutor"

- Chloe, Altadena, CA on 7/27/15

"Best English Tutor"

- RICHARD, San Gabriel, CA on 4/14/15
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Law,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have a B.A. in English and Comparative (German) literature from UCSB, graduating summa cum laude, valedictorian of the School of Arts & Humanities, and receiving the distinguished student award from the English Department. I have also been a journalist and academic journal editor. Not only can I help you with literary analysis, but also any kind of composition, from social sciences and art reviews to scientific articles.

ESL/ESOL

I am EFL tutor through the UCSB Department of Linguistics.

Law

J.D., Harvard Law School; practice at U.S. corporate law firm, international law firm in Zurich, Switzerland.

Literature

I have a B.A. in English Literature and German Literature from UCSB. I graduated with Distinction in the Major and also as valedictorian. I earned a 5 on the AP Literature exam and received the prestigious NCTE Achievement in Writing Award.

LSAT

95th percentile on the LSAT. Admitted to and graduated from Harvard Law. Practiced corporate law as well as public service.

Proofreading

I am an editor for Harvard Law School International Law Journal. And I have extensive editing experience in a variety of academic disciplines, particularly literature and social sciences.

Reading

I have a structured literacy certificate from International Dyslexia Association and am Wilson Reading System trained.

University of California at Santa Barbara
English and German
Harvard
J.D.

Education

University of California at Santa Barbara (English and German)

Harvard (J.D.)

Knowledgeable, Judicious and Professional!

In a nut shell, Cindy is amazing! The two times I have worked with her, not only did she teach me something new but she inspired me to strive for better. She is very patient, kind, professional and honest. Just by reading my paper she was able to quickly and effectively identify where I needed improvement. She does not waste a minute of your time; she makes sure you get your money's worth. PS. I

— Elena, Montebello, CA on 12/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cindy will travel within 20 miles of Altadena, CA 91001.